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In this Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, photo, American Family Insurance agent Brad Bodden and a group of volunteers pack 50 food bags at Westminster Presbyterian Church to put in Thoreau Elementary School students' lockers, providing meals and snacks for the weekend, in Madison, Wis. (Scott Girard/The Capital Times via AP)

Madison group starts weekend food bag program for students

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Each Friday morning, people at Westminster Presbyterian Church take turns filling 50 green bags with food and juice boxes and bring them down the street to Thoreau Elementary School. The bags contain a breakfast, lunch and snack item for each of Saturday and Sunday and are delivered to...

In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 photo, a youth at the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center mixes paint for a mural project inside the facility's intake room at the City County Building in Madison, Wis. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Artist helps youth in juvenile detention create mural

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — On the second day of a five-day painting process, Madison-based artist Jerry Butler stood back and watched two inmates finish up their 30-minute paint shifts while trying to keep their juvenile detention center uniforms free of stains. The artist and some 12 youth inmates came together...

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks to student organizers receiving training to work on the presidential campaign on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Perez told the students they will be the key to defeating President Donald Trump this year. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin college students part of Democrats' campus push

Jan. 16, 2020 4:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats know that to defeat President Donald Trump they need to do a better job motivating young voters like University of Wisconsin junior David Pelikan, one of about 40 students being trained this week to become organizers for the eventual presidential nominee. The training is part...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, makes his acceptance speech after winning his U.S. Congressional seat against Chad Lee on Election Day in Madison, Wis. Pocan, who didn't back anyone in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary in 2016, announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, that this year he is endorsing Bernie Sanders, giving the Vermont senator a boost in the battleground state three months before its primary. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

Pocan endorses Sanders, giving him a boost in Wisconsin

Jan. 16, 2020 7:12 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rep. Mark Pocan, who didn't back anyone in Wisconsin's Democratic presidential primary in 2016, announced Thursday that this year he is endorsing Bernie Sanders, giving the Vermont senator a boost in the battleground state three months before its primary. Sanders and Massachusetts Sen....

Assembly Republicans call homework letter condescending

Jan. 15, 2020 2:33 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Top Assembly Republicans on Wednesday called Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' letter ordering them to do their “homework” and pass a host of bills condescending Evers, a former teacher and state schools superintendent, sent Republican lawmakers a letter on Thursday telling...

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON SATURDAY, JAN. 11, AND THEREAFTER - In this Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, photo, Pete and Pat Sammataro help their 4-year-old Australian shepherd mix, Louie, who was born without his two front legs, with his cart that was designed by UW-Madison engineering students, in the front yard of their home in Madison, Wis. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

UW-Madison engineers make walking easier for 2-legged dog

Jan. 11, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The client: A furry, 4-year-old Australian shepherd mix with a hankering for hot dogs and little ability to communicate beyond a bark. The assignment for a group of UW-Madison students: Find a way for this two-legged dog to walk more easily. An introductory engineering design course...

Southern, eastern Wisconsin under winter storm warning

Jan. 10, 2020 7:33 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A winter storm that is expected to hit southern, central and northeastern Wisconsin could bring several inches of snow, icy road conditions and high winds, making weekend travel hazardous, state emergency officials said Friday. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm...

Board set to order DNR to develop new water standards

Jan. 10, 2020 5:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board is set to vote this month on whether to allow the agency to begin drafting new water quality standards for a host of pollutants. The DNR has proposed creating standards for 16 substances that are currently unregulated in groundwater,...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012, file photo, then-Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar listens during a news conference in Milwaukee. U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

Air Force confirms Wisconsin commander under investigation

Jan. 9, 2020 2:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Air Force officials confirmed Wednesday that they're investigating the Wisconsin National Guard's former commander after Guard investigators determined he improperly launched an internal sexual assault investigation. Gov. Tony Evers' office has said the National Guard Bureau's...

Man charged in Nebraska crash that killed Wisconsin woman

Jan. 8, 2020 8:27 AM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Utah truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide and other crimes following an Interstate 80 collision in Nebraska that killed a Wisconsin woman. Hall County Court records say Peterson Black, 37, of Taylorsville, Utah, had been under the influence of alcohol while...